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  • Essay Victorian Era Fashion

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    Introduction The Victorian Era is a remarkable time in history with the blooming industries, growing population, and a major turnaround in the fashion world. This era was named after Queen Victoria who ruled United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from June 1837 until she passed away 64 years later in January 1901.When Victoria received the crown, popular respect was strikingly low. The lack of respect for the position she had just come into did not diminish her confidence. Instead she won the

  • Victorian Influence on Women's Fashions Essay

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    Before Research Before the Victorian Era, the main focus of fashion was for men. Women’s’ fashion changed some, but the general idea of long skirts, tight bodices, and heavy fabrics stayed consistent. Real changes to style and fashion were not made until about the 1840’s, when Queen Victoria came into power. After her rise to Queen, the fashions began to change dramatically. Pride and Prejudice is a book written in this time, and the fashion is clearly visible. Looking at fashion of the time can be clear

  • The Corsets And Crinoline In Victorian Fashion

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    "The corset is full of paradoxes" (Johnstone, L. Corsets and Crinolines in Victorian Fashion. Available: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/c/corsets-and-crinolines-in-victorian-fashion/. Last accessed 9th Dec 2015). This statement is true to the complex history of the corset, a garment that has been greatly affected by social, economic and political factors, and that has had a resounding effect on today's society as a result. "The corset expresses contradictory messages: constriction and freedom

  • The Fashion of Whiskers in Victorian England Essay

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    Whiskers: A Growing Fashion Prior to the Victorian era, men in England maintained cleanly shaven faces. With the mid-eighteen hundreds came a widespread shift toward facial hair in a multitude of styles (Camellia). The ability to grow whiskers began to be regarded as a sign of manhood. In pictures and photographs from the era, it is rare to find a male, past the age of manhood, depicted without facial hair in some capacity. As the century continued, the preferred style of facial hair grew progressively

  • The Role Of Clothes In The Victorian Era

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    Victorian Dress Alexander Mcqueen once said, “It’s an era in fashion-There are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up designers together.” In the Victorian Era there was a lot going on especially for the rich. If you were rich you had glamorous tea parties and nice clothes, shoes,hair, makeup and everything else that rian had to do with your body. If you were poor you did not have the glamorous lifestyle or clothes. Women in

  • The Origin Of The Lolita Subcultures

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    it comes to fashion trends what you wear appears to become more important. Reading magazines and watching celebrates on the red carpet are a few ways in which people find out what is popular to dress in something that is will make them fit in and be up to date with the fashion of the time. In the other hand there are people who do exactly the opposite, more specifically those within the Lolita subculture. The Lolita subculture is a Japanese fashion subculture known for its Victorian period clothing

  • Corset Trends

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    and you have as much a right to look your sensual best. Curves are in, and most fashion designers are including larger sizes in their line of clothing. No longer does an oversized woman have to look drab in clothes that are ill fitted and out of fashion. The latest trends in fashion are available in all sizes. This includes the new fashion rage -corsets. Larger women look and feel great in a corset. In the Victorian and Edwardian era, corsets were designed to make women appear slimmer, so a plus

  • How Fashion Professionals Are Inspired by History and Culture

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    How fashion professionals are inspired by history and culture? It has long been claimed that fashion is a repetition of well-forgotten old. For centuries, designers drew inspiration from ancient cultures and traditions, ancient civilizations, mythical gods and exotic countries. Often the Greek goddesses, who have long manipulated the arts and war, intervened also in fashion. For years the dresses are current, familiar from mythology and the movies with mythological themes - naked shoulder, enchanting

  • Coco Chanel And Anna Shiaparelli

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    the artistic links of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel for their work as fashion designers? Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli were two of the most iconic fashion designers of the ‘20s and ‘30s. Through their devotion in wanting to reshape the definition of what it meant to be a woman, matched with strong feminist qualities, both designers challenged the previous notions of femininity, stemming from the restrictive Victorian era. While Schiaparelli and Chanel are considered to be the most influential

  • Dress During The Victorian Era

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    My MTP combines historical and contemporary elements to create an ensemble which has strong ties to the past and the clothes worn during the Victorian era but is also modern and wearable in formal settings. The Victorian era (1837-1901) was a time in which modesty was an important influence on their style of clothing and because of this, women turned to other ways to show off their figure and femininity such as corsetry. Corsets, often stiffened with either whale bone or steel, were used to emphasis

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